Friday, July 15, 2005

Shaky in Kelowna

Current Meds:
1. Prednisone (20mg for one week)
2. Citalopram 10mg once daily
3. Lorazepam .5mg at bedtime

Current Symptoms
Physical: Numb tingly big right toe
Sensory: Optic neuritis in left eye (I really mind this today - hard to see)
Psychological (memory/mood): none
Medication side effect?: shaky hands, trembling (MS or side effect? not sure)

I woke up in Kelowna after 6 hours of sleep--not enough, but it'll get me through until Victoria. I'll sleep in the car. I had an exciting drive over the rockies as my right toe went numb and tingly. I wasn't sure if my right leg was going to go limp or what, no hospitals up there in the rockies so I would have been in deep trouble. All this time zone shifting is killing me too.

This morning at breakfast across the road at DeDutch my hands were trembling and my vision was terrible. I could hardly see what I was eating, but it tasted good. :) SO I'm getting ready for the second leg to Victoria. We are all a little sleep deprived today and I think that's causing most of my troubles.

I finished off my meds this morning and threw the container into the garbage. That felt good. I just wish my MS attack would go away. I still can't see and it's starting to ware me down. Of course all the travelling in so short a time can do that too. I'm just trying to enjoy the scenery and keep my mood light and pleasent. We had a great day of driving yesterday, lots of fun and laughter. So things are going well.


At 10:54 AM, Blogger Lachie said...

Hi Doug, I found your site through Clayton's. This MS shit is a total motherfucker. My mother has been struggling with MS for as long as I can remember, and watching her struggle through it tears my heart apart. The balancing of medication, especially in the early stages, seems quite tricky as well. Trying to think of some sort of advice seems pointless and patronizing, suffice to say that I feel for the toughness of what you have to deal with.


At 5:27 PM, Blogger Jessi said...

rams!!!!! I want to pat the rams!

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Iain Dughlais said...

Hey lachie,
thanks man. I'm doing good so far. Thanks for dropping by.

the rams could not be patted. :)

At 6:20 AM, Blogger Jessi said...

You didn't call last night :(

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Iain Dughlais said...

Yes I did... you who sleeps at 11pm on a friday night... sheesh...


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